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VIDEOS

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Description Date Video

Prostate brachytherapy: Treating patients with radioactive pellets

Dr. Nawaid Usmani, Associate Professor practicing radiation oncology in the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta.
May 2017 Dr. Nawaid Usmani

Comedy Night

Paul McLaughlin, prostate cancer survivor and budding comedian. Because sometimes we need a break from blood tests, biopsies, radiation, and urine leaks.
April 2017 Paul McLaughlin

Current Insights into the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction after Prostate Cancer Treatment

Dr. Keith Rourke, Professor U of A and Alberta Urology Institue
January 2017 Dr. Keith Rourke

Beyond Subject/Participant: Patient Engagement in Health Research

Virginia Vandall-Walker PhD RN Presents an overview of the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research(SPOR) and the Alberta SPOR Support Unit with an emphasis on patient engagement in research. How can you get YOUR voice heard by researchers?
September 2016 Virginia Vandall-Walker

Therapeutic Advancements in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Michael P. Kolinsky, MD, FRCPC; Medical Oncologist, Cross Cancer Institute.
November 2016 Dr. Michael P. Kolinsky

Living with Prostate Cancer: Nutrition

Sarah Purcell, MSc, Nutrition and Metabolism, and Adele Gagnon, RD.
Ideal nutrition and diet suggestions for living with prostate cancer.
March 2016 Nutrition March 2016

Cancer Pain: What are the Options

Dr. Ingrid DeKock is a Palliative Care Physician with the Regional Palliative Care Program. She provides consulting services to the community, acute care hospitals, Edmonton hospices and long-term care facilities. An excellent presentation on the management of various types of pain associated with cancer and other conditions.
For further information see: www.oncology.med.ualberta.ca
November 2015 Samantha Pekh, M.A.

Anxiety Management, the Stresses and Uncertainties of Living with Cancer

Samantha Pekh, M.A. is an Edmonton-based psychologist in private practice who works with youth and adults wanting to move past trauma and reclaim their lives and who want to learn how to effectively manage their anxiety and depression.
Further information about Samantha and the services she offers can be found at www.samanthapekh.com
March 2015 Samantha Pekh, M.A.

Developments in Seniors Health Care Issues and How They Affect Prostate Cancer Survivors

Morris Maduro, Head of Advocacy Committee, CARP Edmonton (Canadian Assoc of Retired Persons)
  • Medications/pharmaceuticals coverage for seniors
  • The Alberta drug approval process and options for accessing non-listed cancer drugs
  • The new Alberta Health Care Advocate and Seniors Advocate - Their roles, and how they can assist us

January 2015 Morris Maduro

The Role of Exercise in Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Prevention, Preservation & Restoration.

Mary Norris, BSc Kinesiology, and Scott Adams, MSc Exercise Science From the U of A Department of Physical Education, Behavioural Medicine Laboratory; they are doing research on exercise as a form of medicine to help improve quality of life in cancer survivors. and how exercise may prevent complications associated with various anti-cancer therapies. Their group has done a number of studies on exercise for prostate cancer survivors.
October 2014 Mary Norris and Scott Adams

Radiation Therapy Options for Postate Cancer

Dr. Matthew Parliament Medical Director, Cross Cancer Institute; and Professor Radiation Oncology, University of Alberta. Dr. Parliament provided an overview of how radiation is being used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
April 2014 Dr. Matthew Parliament

Healthy Eating and Prostate Cancer.

Heidi Bates, MSc, RD Director of the University of Alberta’s Integrated Dietetic Internship, the province’s only practice education program for individuals seeking careers as Registered Dietitians. As a consulting dietitian, Heidi has led nutrition education programs for people from all walks of life, including newcomers to Canada. Heidi is also a specialist in media communications who can be seen weekly on Global Television’s Morning Edition News.
March 2014 Heidi Bates

Translational Prostate Cancer Research

Dr. John Lewis Associate Professor, Frank and Carla Sojonky Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, University of Alberta. Dr. Lewis is working on developing tiny probes (aka. Nanoparticles) which could detect a specific protein which is only present in the blood vessels that feed tumors. Several nanoparticle platforms under development are promising candidates for the development of prostate cancer imaging and therapeutic agents, and research collaboration is focused on their clinical translation. This could enable doctors to recognize which prostate cancers are more aggressive - potentially saving men from serious-side effects.
September 2013 Dr. Lewis

The Pathologist's role in diagnosis and treatment.

Dr Abdelrazak Meliti, Anatomical pathologist at DynaLIFE Dx and Clinical Assistant Professor University of Alberta Dr. Meliti spoke on issues surrounding the diagnosing of prostate cancer, identifying biomarkers, the understanding of pathologic features that predict disease progression; the different foci of carcinoma in the prostate, and, especially, a better understanding of Gleason scores.
January 2014 dr meliti

Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Adrian Wagg, Director - Division of Geriatric Medicine , University of Alberta. Dr. Wagg has an academic and clinical interest in urinary incontinence and has published many peer reviewed publications, chapters and reviews on the subject. He spoke about incontinence in the elderly and those with prostate cancer, the effects of medication and diseases on continence status, and the causes and treatment of incontinence.
October 2013 Dr. Adrian Wagg

Eat Well, Be Well: Healthy Eating and Prostate Cancer

Heidi Bates, MSc, RD Director of the University of Alberta’s Integrated Dietetic Internship, the province’s only practice education program for individuals seeking careers as Registered Dietitians. As a consulting dietitian, Heidi has led nutrition education programs for people from all walks of life, including newcomers to Canada. Heidi is also a specialist in media communications who can be seen weekly on Global Television’s Morning Edition News.
April 2013 Heidi Bates

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Steven K.H. Aung Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. Dr. Aung spoke on his experience as a medical doctor as well as a recognized alternative medicine expert, and on his practice/views in using both of these to treat cancer, treatment side-effects, and pain.
February 2013 Dr. Steven K.H. Aung

Robot assisted prostate removal

Dr. Eric Estey, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at the University of Alberta. Description of the DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy as done in Edmonton. Good views and descriptions of actual operations.
2008 Dr. Eric Estey prostate

Overview of prostate cancer in Alberta

Dr. Peter Venner, Director of Medical Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute. A look at developments in research and treatment of prostate cancer at the CCI.
2007 Dr. Peter Venner, Cross Cancer

Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

Samara Felesky-Hunt B.Sc., R.D. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. Presentation at PCCN Calgary covering nutrition as it affects the development or possible prevention of cancer.
2011 Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

Erectile Dysfunction, causes and treatments

Dr. Randall Abele, formerly of Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at the University of Alberta.
OCT 2007 Erectile Dysfunction